News Skill

The News skill provides a simple Skill that integrates with the Bing News Cognitive Service to demonstrate how a news experience can be integrated into a Virtual Assistant.

Once deployed create a Bing News Cognitive Services Key and update the appropriate configuration within appSettings.config.

This skill supports the following scenarios:

  • Find articles: Find me news about sports
  • Trending articles: What news is trending now?
  • Show favorite topic: Find news for me

News Example


Learn how to provision your Azure resources in the Create a Skill tutorial.


  1. Get your own Bing News Cognitive Services Key
  2. Provide this value in your appsettings.json file.